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Garrettsville in Portage County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hart Crane American Poet

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 18, 2018
1. Hart Crane American Poet Marker
Inscription.  Harold Hart Crane was born at this site on July 21, 1899, to Grace Hart Crane and Clarence A. Crane, the inventor of Lifesaver Candies, and lived here until the age of three. "A born poet," according to e.e. cummings, Crane dropped out of high school in 1916 and moved from Cleveland to New York City to focus on a literary career. Mainly self-educated, Crane drew his influence from the writings of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. His major work, The Bridge (1930), uses the Brooklyn Bridge as the perfect metaphor to celebrate contemporary urban life. Uniquely lyrical in structure and full of imagery, it is considered one of the three major poetic sequences of the first half of the twentieth century along with T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and William Carlos Williams' Paterson. Crane died on April 26, 1932.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-67.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 18, 2018
2. Hart Crane American Poet Marker
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is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, and the Walt Whitman 🏳️‍🌈 series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 26, 1932.
 
Location. 41° 16.975′ N, 81° 5.873′ W. Marker is in Garrettsville, Ohio, in Portage County. Marker is on Freedom Street 0.1 miles east of South Street (Ohio Route 88), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Garrettsville OH 44231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maple Industry in Garrettsville, Ohio (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Creepy" Karpis and The Last Great Train Heist (approx. 0.2 miles away); Garrettsville, Ohio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Commemorating the 120th Anniversary (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of Koritansky Hall (approx. 3 miles away); James A. Garfield (approx. 3 miles away); Hiram College (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Underground Railroad/Escaping Slavery In Eastern Ohio (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Garrettsville.
 
Also see . . .  Hart Crane. Poetry Foundation (Submitted on August 19, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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By Walker Evans, 1930
3. Hart Crane
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 19, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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